Poppy Seed Recipes

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon zest and poppy seeds add texture and flavour to these luscious golden muffins.Read More
Makówki – Silesian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

Makówki – Silesian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

A traditional poppy seed-based dessert from Central Europe. It is most notable in Silesia, where it is served almost exclusively on Christmas Eve (and perhaps on the following days, as long as the supply prepared for Christmas lasts).Read More
Aloo Posto - Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Aloo Posto – Bengali Potatoes with Poppy Seeds

Potatoes sauteed in a thick coating of poppy seeds is a signature dish from Bengali cuisine.Read More
Kutia - Slavic Christmas Poppy Seed Dessert

Kutia – Slavic Christmas Poppy Seed Dessert

A Slavic Christmas concoction of poppy seeds, honey, wheat, nuts and fruit was consumed on the longest night of the year, during a ritual to remember family ancestors. The dish has survived for millennia and has been adopted as part of the Christian Christmas Eve tradition.Read More
Blueberry Crème Fraiche Tart with Poppy Seed Crust

Blueberry Crème Fraîche Tart with Poppy Seed Crust

This impressive blueberry tart features a sweet crust with the addition of poppy seeds. Try it with fillings of your own, such as lemon cream or pastry cream. Read More
Homemade hamantaschen

Hamantaschen

A hamantash (or hamentasch), is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine recognisable for its three-cornered shape. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the centre. It is traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Read More

Germknoedel – Steamed Sweet Austrian Dumplings

Served either with melted butter or vanilla sauce and poppy seeds crushed with sugar, Germknödel are popular at Austrian ski resorts. Try these dumplings on a cold day, after a bowl of vegetable soup for a delightful meal.Read More
Poppy Seed Bagels

Poppy Seed Bagels

A bagel is a bread product, traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.Read More

Poppy Seed Pastries and Dishes

This is a list of poppy seed pastries and dishes. Poppy seeds are wildly popular in Eastern Europe and appear in everything from sweet to savoury foods. For many Eastern Europeans, particularly Poles, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Russians, Lithuanians, Slovaks, Czechs and Slovenians, poppy seeds are a symbol of wealth, the tiny seeds representing coins. They figure prominently at Christmas and New Year's expressing hoped-for prosperity in the coming year.Read More

Poppy Seed Kolache

Kolache (also spelled kolace, kolach, or kolacky, from the Czech and Slovak plural koláče) is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe.Read More